Thanksgiving Appetizers

Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey on a Plate

Thanksgiving Appetizers

When it comes to making the best out of the holiday season, it’s all about the planning. Thanksgiving is coming up in less than three weeks and we’ve got plenty of ideas on how to make it just right. If you’re in change of hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, entertaining the guests while trying to juggle dinner can sound taxing. Serving appetizers before your Thanksgiving feast will keep them satisfied while while they socialize on small bites. Our non-fuss starters are easy to prepare and will make sure everyone has just enough to munch on without filling up before the main event.

Simple hors d’oeuvres such as crostini and fall soups are what we recommend serving before the turkey comes out of the oven. Pair your appetizers with a selection of wines to help get the party started. Scroll down to the end for a couple of our wine recommendations to go with these appetizers.

BlogPost_ThanksgivingAppetizers_14 Shrimp and Piquillo Pepper Crostini

Shrimp, Piquillo Peppers, cheddar cheese and  mangoes all packed on top of a crisp, toasted  baguette. Comfort food with plenty of flavors makes  this a perfectly elegant snack.






Asian Pot Stickers

These vegetarian pot stickers are packed with plenty of vegetables and are fried until golden brown. You can also make a non-vegetarian version by stuffing with ground pork and vegetables. Serve with your favorite Asian dipping sauce.





Deviled Eggs 

A party just isn’t complete without Deviled Eggs. A simple recipe to prepare that’s always a hit with the crowd. To take things up a notch, top with your favorite fresh herbs.






Fresh Crudites with Chipotle Dip

Simplicity at its finest here. Lay out your favorite raw vegetables for guests to enjoy with a creamy and smokey chipotle dip. When it comes to shared dishes, crudites are a party staple.






Feijoa Crostini with Chile-Lime Aioli

Take advantage of feijoas for this recipe. After all, they are in season during the fall and pair beautifully with this chile-lime aioli. Plus, the assortment of toppings gives these appetizers a beautiful presentation.





Asian Pear Lavosh 

Asian Pears are plentiful this season with a sutble and sweet flavor that beautifully complements the sharp, tanginess of blue cheese and saltiness of prosciutto. Combined together on lavosh bread is appetizer magic.






Martin Yan’s Chicken Daikon Tacos 

Appetizers should be always be light and easy to eat. Chicken with apples, jalapeños and cilantro get great flavor on top of a delicate daikon wrapper. Other great recipes by Martin Yan here.





Zucchini Roll Ups

With a prep time of less than 10 minutes, zucchini roll ups with goat cheese, chives and organic tomatoes is for those who want to keep things quick yet sophisticated.






Farfel-Dutch Potato Soup

We’re sure you’ll be having plenty of potatoes at the dinner table, but guests won’t be complaining over a bowl of hot, comforting potato soup. Made with our fabulous Dutch Yellow Potatoes and farfel.






Biglieri Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy, smooth and silky are just a few ways to describe this fall harvest soup. Butternut squash is always an ingredient favorite for Thanksgiving and will keep your guests warm until dinner time.





Wine Recommendations 

Hanzell Chardonnay BlogPost_ThanksgivingAppetizers_Wine_1

When it comes to pairing wine with Thanksgiving appetizers, it’s all matter of preference. The Hanzell Chardonnay boasts enchanting aromas of lime zest, pear, vanilla and Seville oranges, which keeps things complimentary to the light-hearted flavors of the appetizers.







Paradigm Wine

A timeless classic that’s always a hit with red wine lovers at dinner parties. This unique red wine is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Its pure and clean aroma will balance well with the lightness of your appetizers.







Do you plan to serve appetizers during Thanksgiving dinner? Or do you prefer serving everything at once at the dinner table? Which one of these appetizers is your favorite?

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